July

July 1 — Duck Stamp Born (1934)

July 2 — Morrill Act Created Land-Grant Universities (1862)

July 3 — The Great Auk Went Extinct (1844)

July 4 — Stephen Mather, Founding Director of the National Park Service, Born (1967)

July 5 — Yoshimaro Yamashina and Ernst Mayr, Ornithologists, Born (1900, 1904)

July 6 — Maria Martin, Naturalist and Author, Born (1796)

July 7 — Alaska Admitted as a State (1958)

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July 9 — Starbucks Abandoned Plastic Straws (2018)

July 10 — Rainbow Warrior Bombed and Sunk (1985)

July 11 — World Population Day

July 12 — Herbert Zim, Creator of “Golden Guides,” Born (1909)

July 13 — Source of the Mississippi River Discovered (1832)

July 14 — George Washington Carver National Monument Established (1943)

July 15 — Emmeline Pankhurst, British Suffragette Leader, Born (1858)

July 16 — UNESCO Added Giant Panda and Shark Sanctuaries to World Heritage List (2006)

July 17 — Handel’s “Water Music” Premiered (1717)

July 18 — Gilbert White, the “First Ecologist,” Born (1720)

July 19 — Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Created (1976)

July 20 — Gregor Mendel, Pioneering Geneticist, Born (1822)

July 21 — Aswan High Dam Opened (1970)

July 22 — Ratcatcher’s Day

July 23 — Commercial Whaling Banned (1982)

July 24 — Machu Picchu Discovered (1911)

July 25 — Jim Corbett, Tiger Conservationist, Born (1875)

July 26 — James Lovelock, Originator of Gaia Theory, Born (1919)

July 27 — Przewalski’s Horse Gave Birth by Artificial Insemination (2013)

July 28 — Beatrix Potter, Author and Conservationist, Born (1866)

July 29 — International Tiger Day

July 30 — Golden Spike National Historical Park Created (1965)

July 31 — Curt Gowdy, Sportscaster and Conservationist, Born (1919)

This Month in Conservation

March 1
Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)
March 2
Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, Born (1904)
March 3
World Wildlife Day and Creation of CITES (1973)
March 4
Hot Springs National Park Established (1921)
March 5
Lynn Margulis, Evolutionary Biologist, Born (1938)
March 6
Martha Burton Williamson, Pioneering Malacologist, Born (1843)
March 7
Luther Burbank Born (1849)
March 8
Everett Horton Patents the Telescoping Fishing Rod (1887)
March 9
The Turbot War Begins (1995)
March 10
Cape Lookout National Seashore Established (1966)
March 11
Save the Redwoods League Founded (1918)
March 12
Charles Young, First African-American National Park Superintendent, Born (1864)
March 12
Girl Scouts Founded (1912)
March 13
National Elephant Day, Thailand
March 14
First National Wildlife Refuge Created (1903)
March 15
Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Born (1874)
March 16
Amoco Cadiz Runs Aground (1978)
March 17
St. Patrick and Ireland’s Snakes
March 18
Nation’s First Wildlife Refuge Created (1870)
March 19
When the Swallows Return to Capistrano
March 20
“Our Common Future” Published (1987)
March 21
International Day of Forests
March 22
World Water Day
March 23
Sitka National Historical Park Created (1910)
March 24
John Wesley Powell, Western Explorer, Born (1834)
March 25
Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution, Born (1914)
March 26
Marjorie Harris Carr, Pioneering Florida Conservationist, Born (1915)
March 27
Trans-Alaska Pipeline Begun (1975)
March 28
Joseph Bazalgette, London’s Sewer King, Born (1819)
March 29
Niagara Falls Stops Flowing (1848)
March 30
The United States Buys Alaska (1867)
March 31
Al Gore, Environmental Activist and U.S. Vice President, Born (1948)
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